Ringgold Pet Grooming & Boarding
Kennel ManagerKeri Adkins
Keri started at VCA Catoosa Animal Hospital over 10 years ago. She took some breaks during that time, but rejoined our team in 2008. She has worked as a receptionist, veterinary assistant, kennel assistant, and currently works as the kennel manager at our boarding kennel, VCA Old Mill Pet Inn. Keri lives close by with her husband, Adam, and 3 beautiful children. She also has 2 labs, Sadie and Brody. Sadie is the cuddler while Brody is always into mischief. Her 4 cats, Captain, Midnight, Butterscotch, and Roo are included in the furry family as well. Keri enjoys spending quality time with her family and you can find them at the pool or camping during the summer months. She also enjoys reading and hanging out with friends.
"I've worked at both the hospital and the kennel. Both sides are rewarding, but I really enjoy the kennel most because we get the fun side of working with animals. Many of our boarders enjoy their stay and we get to have fun with them while they are here. I've always been an animal lover and truly adore the people and animals I get to work with."
Kennel SupervisorJessica Brogdon
Jessica joined our boarding team at VCA Old Mill Pet Inn in May 2012. She is the oldest of 9 children. Jessica was married in June 2012 and recently had a little boy, Will, who is the highlight of every day. Jessica also has 2 furry pals, a Golden Retriever named Riley, and a tabby cat named Keevy. In her free time, she enjoys running.
"I love animals and I love people. This job has me taking care of both!"
Kennel SupervisorTiffany De La Garza
Tiffany joined our team at VCA Old Mill Pet Inn in August 2009. She and her family are from Tuscon, AZ. They relocated to Ringgold, GA in 2004. Tiffany has 3 teenage boys and has a baby girl, Adrianna, born in August 2013. She also shares her home with 2 pitbulls, Boo Boo and Stunner. Tiffany and her family loves to swim, barbeque and watch movies.
"I am an animal lover and love the fact that they are all different with individual personalities."
Kennel AssistantKeely Christian
Keely joined our boarding staff in July 2011 as a kennel assistant. She loves old music and movies and can usually be found singing a tune or quizzing her team members on old movie facts. Keely has a kitten named Padme. Her favorite quote is a verse in the Bible: Philippians 4:19-"My God shall supply all your needs."
"I love animals and I also love people. I have always wanted to work with both and this has been a great opportunity." "Carpe Diem!"
Kennel AssistantErica Cochran
Erica joined our boarding staff in April 2005. She has 2 dogs, Gypsy and Droopy. Erica loves to swim, go snorkeling, and hanging out at the beach.
"I love animals and I like to meet new people."
Kennel AssistantElise Jones
Elise joined our kennel staff in May 2016. She currently attends the University of West Georgia in Carrollton to obtain a degree in Environmental Geology. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, rock climbing and playing with her four dogs, Riley, Maggie, Ginger, and Molly. She also has four cats at home, Oliver, Nemo, Taz, and Socks.
"I love helping and taking care of animals. Since I have 8 pets, it means a lot that I can help others."
Kennel AssistantMeaghan Lewis
Kennel AssistantRuthann Nielsen
Ruthann joined our team in August 2001. She is our bather and keeps the dogs and cats looking and smelling wonderful! Ruthann is married with 3 kids and 2 grandsons. She has 2 cats, Swiffer and Luna, a dog, Rylee, and 2 horses, Dolly and Doc.
"I love animals and enjoy the interaction with them and their people every day."
Kennel AssistantKristen Woodhead
Kristen joined our team in June 2016. She recently graduated from Berry College with a degree in Animal Science. Kristen has 2 dogs, Chewy and Annabelle, and 3 horses, Mate, Belle, & Dahlia. She has been riding horses since she was 6 years old. Kristen currently competes in the sport of Cowboy Mounted Shooting with her horses. She recently won the Jeffers CMSA National Championship in Mississippi.
“I have always love animals and been extremely passionate about the science and care behind them.”
Gabby Osbourn joined our team as a groomer in June 2016. We are very excited to be offering grooming services again! Gabby started grooming in 2014 at Petco. She shares her home with her mom and 2 spoiled rotten Basset Hound pups, Dolce and Gabbana. Gabby is the youngest of the family, but loves spending time with her older brothers and their kids. You can find the whole family (including the dogs!) lounging around the pool most days in the summer.
“My favorite part of my career is to see the transformation of the dogs that need a haircut. I love to see the face of the pet parent after the pet has had it’s pamper day.”